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Dogs Love My Trash

This doesn’t happen all that often in my neighborhood, so I shouldn’t complain too much, but what fun would that be? It has happened plenty throughout my life though, so I feel justified.

I wake up this morning, finally feeling better after my 3+ day holiday bug, ready for the day. While getting ready, my wife opens the curtains and lets me know, “Some dog got in our trash.”

I am not sure how the trash routine is in your neck of the woods, but around here when there is a holiday we basically have no idea when our can is going to get emptied. We normally have Wednesday as our pick up day, but when a holiday happens early in the week, on the weekend, or in the last couple of weeks, our trash day is automatically bumped to some other day, so be prepared. It could happen on the same day too, we have no idea. Often it is the day after your normal pick up, but you just can’t count on that. We have planned on it in the past and had to deal with an overstuffed bin for an extra week because, by some superhuman feat, the trash guy was able to keep us on schedule.

I am sure there is some logic to all this, but the company engaged by the city to take care of our refuse doesn’t care to share it with all of us. Trust me, we do actually read our city monthly newsletter, so we would know! We have only lived here two years now, so perhaps they only announce it once every decade and I shouldn’t be complaining.

So, in lieu of knowing what the heck is going on, we – and all our neighbors – dutifully put out our trash on a normal day so we will be ready for whenever the pickup actually happens. Queue dog getting out of whatever stronghold a neighbor should have him in. It is the Christmas season, right? This dog definitely had himself a whole buffet of options available. With the inevitable overstuffing of garbage cans due to the discarded present packaging, lids are all askew and rampant aromas floating in the air.

You would expect trash strewn up and down the street from everyone can available, right? Wrong. Of course not. For some reason, the contents of my can hit this particular dogs delight. My wife mused,

“Maybe it’s the wonderful diapers we have in our can, dogs love those.”

Yuck. That is one thing that turns my stomach, but it’s true. Dog’s love the baby diapers. That can’t be the case though because the Utah water hit several of our neighbors this last year and we all have little ones under 1 yr. I guess my kid just has that special scent.

Whatever the reason, we were the only ones with the pleasure of having our trash spread for the world to see. Lucky us.

Mood

There’s Nothing on TV

I know I am overgeneralizing with that title, but I hope to make the point that TV these days has a lot of nothing worth watching.

Do you remember as a kid opening up the fridge and standing there for several minutes before your mom or dad yelled at asked you to close the door? Your reply was “but there’s nothing to eat!” Of course, there were plenty of things to eat in there, but none of it sounded all that interesting to you. You wanted something good.

That is the way I feel about TV these days. There is always plenty of channels with something on, but none of it sounds all that interesting to me. Fortunately, some smart people invented the DVR, which lets me digitally record shows, even automatically recording all new shows of certain series I indicate. This lets me watch what I think is interesting when I want to watch it.There’s Nothing on TV

Lately though, even having a DVR is not enough. I have come to the end of my most recent Dish Network contract feeling unsatisfied with what I am paying nearly $50 a month to have just the basic options of their service. What irks me, even more, is that they are still advertising the $29.95 rate that I signed up for, and not as a promotional price. About halfway through the service, they raised the rates due to “increasing costs of delivering high-quality content.” Hogwash.

So, at the end of the month, we are turning the service off. Prior to this most recent stint back on the Dish service, we chose as a family to not have any TV service for a little over a year. We found that we did more as a family, had more time to do other things, and we ended up watching many DVD based TV shows sans-commercials. For the most part, we really didn’t miss having live TV. We ended up subscribing for Dish to get a few channels and shows we wanted to catch since we are in a pocket that really doesn’t get any decent local reception. Now we again don’t feel it is worth it.

There’s Nothing on TV

With $50/mo in savings, I am planning to research some better antennae options mounted in my attic (so I don’t have a huge device on my roof) to see if I can pull down a better signal for local channels. I will miss TLC and Discovery, ESPN and TBS/TNT, but really that is about it. Otherwise, I plan to catch some shows online and perhaps just do more with the time I have wasted periodically watching TV. What a novel concept.

Maybe I’ll read a few more books or spend more time with my photography. Whatever I do, I know it will be more productive than watching TV.

Beauty

What Makes A Good Lipstick?

So many shades and so many types of Lipstick that can be found in the market can make the act of finding one indeed, really confusing. With that said, it’s easy to be caught up with the myriad of brands offering what looks like the same shade and type of lipstick. If you don’t want this to happen to you, here are some things that you should look into when you buy the next lipstick, whether it be Lip Care Spot or any other brand.

Long-Lasting

While it’s normal to have smudges every now and then, it would really be of great inconvenience if you were to have to retouch every now and then, as you see your lips with an uneven shade. Waterproof may not be necessarily the best option, but the rule of thumb is that you would only have to apply every few hours or so, and not more than that.

It Smells Pleasant

There are different means for you to define pleasant, but some lipsticks actually have a weird waxy smell that may not sit well with a lot of women, and even those that get to smell it. The lipstick should have trace amounts of perfume, in such a way that it is enough to make your lipstick smell good, but not too much to overwhelm your sense of smell.

It does not dehydrate your Lips

Some lipsticks have the undesirable behaviour of drying out lips. This is something that you do not want to happen. Most of the time, dried out lips will eventually cause them to bleed out and look flaky, which is far from desirable. Get lipstick that comes with natural oils like Vitamin E and Jojoba oils, as these help to lock the natural moisture of your lips in.

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Things To Know Before You Buy The Lipsense Colors

It is well known that the lipsense color chart is one of the most famous lip products that are available in the market. In spite of it being a little bit expensive, it is still one of the top-selling products among all the beauty enthusiasts. With the rise in the demand, people all over the globe are curious about where they can easily buy this product. The answer is that there is a huge number of physical stores present that are meant to sell this product along with the online websites that contain the stock for people to purchase from. If you are interested in purchasing this product, you can do so from any of the stores of your choice.

If you are a new buyer and want to know about the basic tips that will help you in order to make the purchase properly, we have something for you in this article. Below we have mentioned some of the tips that will help you with the purchase of lipsense color chart all you have to do is follow these points in order to get the best product.

Make sure that the product is genuine

One of the biggest concerns of the users is to buy the original product and not just waste their money into some fake product. There are a huge number of people present all around the world who are selling the replicas of the lipsense colors. If you do not pay proper attention, you might also end up buying one of the fake products as these are advertised cheaper than the original ones.

First of all, you must be sure that the seller you are buying the product from is a legit one. This will reduce your chances of buying a fake product. The liquidators present in the market are the ones who are known to sell the fake lipsense color chart, and you must stay away from them. The main identity of the liquidators is that they will invite you to buy the products from their club. They are often found to sell the testers, opened items or the ones that have been expired. Buying these products will only cause harm to you that is the reason you must keep precautions and not buy the fake products.

Look that the products are properly packed

Before you decide any item from the lipsense color chart, it is just to check that the product you are buying is properly packed and does not have a broken seal. This ensures that the product is not opened, unsealed and surely is unused. The used products along with the open ones surely are dangerous for you, and that is why you need to avoid buying those products. You need to keep in mind that your security and health is a must and your first priority and there is no use imposing a threat to it because of the fake or opened product.